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Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalist Sotloff Beheaded by ISIS | WaPo Publisher Out

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American Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Beheaded by ISIS (TVNewser)
Two weeks after James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, American journalist Steven Sotloff has reportedly been executed by the same group. FishbowlDC “This is something that the administration has obviously been watching very carefully since this threat against Mr. Sotloff’s life was originally made a few weeks ago,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest Tuesday afternoon. Earnest went on to say, “I’m not in a position to confirm the authenticity of that video or the reports at this point since I obviously just walked out here. If there is a video that has been released, it is something that will be analyzed very carefully by the U.S. government and our intelligence officials to determine its authenticity.” ABC News In a new video, which appeared online Tuesday, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.” Later the video then cuts to the militant who says, “I’m back, Obama. I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State [ISIS].” Politico Sotloff, 31, grew up in Florida and was a freelance journalist, having worked for publications like Time magazine and Foreign Policy. He was taken hostage while reporting in Syria last year. WSJ The Islamic State video also showed a man identified as Briton David Cawthorne Haines. He is kneeling and wearing an orange jumpsuit as the militant threatens to kill him next. A U.S. official said there is no reason to believe the video isn’t authentic. USA Today The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that a video appearing to show the beheading of Sotloff is genuine.

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Misfired | New Name | Old Habits

Crossfire304x200TVNewser: CNN’s Crossfire has gone missing. If you see it, please contact its parents. They’re not mad, they just want it home safe.

FishbowlDC: There’s a new sheriff at WaPoFred Ryan. Okay, technically he’s the paper’s new publisher and CEO. Sheriff just sounds cooler.

SocialTimes: A study reveals even the olds use social networking. Please complain accordingly.

Politico Comes to New York

(Via Politico)

Politico is coming to the streets of New York. Well, most of the streets. The company will distribute about 4,000 copies of the paper to “business leaders,” and it will target “financial institutions, leading companies and national media organizations.”

“Since our launch in 2007, we have worked tirelessly to become one of the fastest-growing and most-respected political news organizations in the country,” Fred Ryan, CEO of Politico, said in an annoucement. “So it’s only fitting that we celebrate this milestone by expanding our reach to New York’s most influential leaders.”

As you can see from the picture on the right, there are already Politico boxes popping up in Midtown, so get the papers while they’re hot! Or if you hate that area of town — like most sane people do — have a friend pick one up for you.